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Download Accelerator Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 2184 votes out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    78,477,801
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 31, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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Download Accelerator Plus makes downloading all kinds of files more convenient than ever by increasing speed and cutting out unnecessary steps. The base program offers a nice set of features, and there are also multiple add-ons you can install to customize the program to suit your specific needs and usage patterns.

Pros

Add-on options: There are all kinds of programs you can include in your Download Accelerator package to tailor it to your needs. These include a Link Checker, which identifies invalid or expired download links, as well as a File Shredder, ZIP Preview, and Multi Anti-Virus Security program.

Clear interface: Even novice users should have no trouble finding their way around this program's interface. There are clearly labeled buttons across the top of the screen that provide access to all of the program's features, and instructions for carrying out various processes are clear enough.

Cons

Crashes: The program did crash multiple times during testing when we were trying to download files. On both occasions, the app stopped working as soon as we started a download from YouTube, and the only way to resolve the problem was to close the program and then reopen it.

Automatic add-ons: Quite a few of the items listed as add-ons were automatically installed with the base program. However, if you don't want any of the add-ons that seem to come with the program, you can remove them quickly through the Add-Ons Manager.

Bottom Line

Download Accelerator Plus can be a good tool if you download a lot of items on a regular basis. It offers a lot of useful features, although it would be nice if its performance was a bit more predictable. This is a free program, although there are some limits to the amount of things you can do in certain situations. There is a Pro version with no limits available for $39.95.

 
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2 stars

"More Than Ten Characters:"

January 01, 2016  |  By In-Correct

2016-01-01 13:53:21  |  By In-Correct

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6

Pros

A download accelerator that can also download from websites, one scheduled link after the other! But it has too many problems and the developers want your money yet they don't do any bug fixes. Sadly, this appears to be the only option available.

Cons

The developers are shady. I signed up for Premium (To avoid the advertisements) thinking it was a one time fee, but They think they should get money PER YEAR PER COMPUTER. And for software that HALF THE TIME doesn't even work. It crashes or becomes unresponsive and even worse for some reason that makes no sense, it ALL WAYS resets its appearance where part of it is BEHIND the Windows Task Bar! Despite being an ACCELERATOR, if your Internet Connection is slow, then that makes DAP Downloader even worse! Be prepared to have this thing crash about 50 times per day. I tried with a different ISP. It is more stable if your Internet Connection is fast (making a download accelerator not as important) LOL! But it is not supposed to crash which makes the developers look greedy when they ask for money for a Premium version which STILL DOES NOT WORK. I read the other reviews to find out that "updated" versions mean more adware and hijackers.

Summary

CNET, My original title cut me off at Count: 46 OF 55 CHARACTERS.

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1 stars

"Garbage now......"

September 11, 2015  |  By edcal4121

2015-09-11 23:29:35  |  By edcal4121

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6

Pros

Used to work very good but now sucks big time.

Cons

You cannot install without first allowing installer to make Speedbit search provider the default.

Summary

I have used this program in the past and works very well and fast but uninstalled it because it was causing my computer and browser to run slow and freezing up, buggy issues. Now you have to install the junk that comes with the program because if say no to installing speedbit search provider, then it simply freezes up and you will have to force closed.

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4 stars

"Better than many other tools like this"

August 26, 2015  |  By Mitskevich_D_N

2015-08-26 14:16:13  |  By Mitskevich_D_N

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6

Pros

Better than many other tools like this.
Sometimes I use it on my old PC.

Cons

good enough

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1 stars

"Great tool but it comes with spyware that cripples you!"

July 13, 2015  |  By Lulenka1

2015-07-13 05:31:30  |  By Lulenka1

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6

Pros

Fantastic Download tool but!!! Watch out people there is a big but to this

Cons

Speedbit hijacks your browser and causes all sorts of funny things happening in the background - so id you are not an experienced computer nerd that knows how to circumvent this I would not recommend it to you.

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1 stars

"WILL INSTALL SPYWARE"

March 29, 2015  |  By mnidino

2015-03-29 11:16:52  |  By mnidino

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6

Pros

Works as it's supposed to, but...

Cons

INSTALLS DIFFICULT TO REMOVE SPYWARE ON YOUR PC

Summary

DON'T use. not sure why CNET still allowing this on their site.

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1 stars

"DEAR CNET!"

November 11, 2014  |  By echag40

2014-11-11 00:40:29  |  By echag40

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6

Pros

None at all

Cons

CNET has gone rogue by letting so many of these software companies Use Malware,Spyware,Hijacking. Please Let CNET editors know how we feel about being mislead on such a respected site.!! Well used to be respected very disappointing!!!!!!!

Summary

CNET has gone rogue by letting so many of these software companies Use Malware,Spyware,Hijacking. Please Let CNET editors know how we feel about being mislead on such a respected site.!! Well used to be respected very disappointing!!!!!!!

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1 stars

"STICKY AS **** BROWSER HIJACK MALWARE"

October 12, 2014  |  By JustinMurray777

2014-10-12 19:10:49  |  By JustinMurray777

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6

Pros

None so far

Cons

Won't unistall, hijacks browser and worst of all speedBit video accelerator tried to install a virus.

Summary

SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM CNET!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.6
Version 10.0.6:
  • Update to DAP's Chrome extension
  • New - Bandwidth Control for individual files.
  • Improved Bandwidth Control implementation - better "delay" calculation and more frequent "fine tuning" checks.
  • New "Auto Resume" feature - DAP will automatically resume downloads that stopped due to a broken internet connection.
  • New Download and Convert Video - Easily.
  • download and convert Videos from our browser.
  • Some general bug fixes and enhancements.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date July 21, 2014
Date Added July 31, 2014
Version 10.0.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.32MB
File Name dap10_cnet_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 78,477,801
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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